Carrot sticks graced the kitchen table as soon as I returned from school as a regular snack before dinner when I was young. I envied my friends who came home to Mallomars and fruit punch in a carton. Now, I know I really was the lucky one. Fast forward to the 90's when I started roasting all of my vegetables. The sweetness that the vegetables take on from caramelizing were addictive and candy-like. I made these candied shredded carrots to put into one of my date creations but ended up eating them folded into some ricotta and sour cream that I mixed together. They can be applied to lots of foods, savory and sweet. Next, candied zucchini! —testkitchenette
What You'll Need
carrots, peeled and shredded
Preheat the oven to 350F. Bring the maple syrup to a boil, add the shredded carrots, salt, and cinnamon, and coat them thoroughly. Strain and transfer to a lined baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes. Cool and use.